Gram Parsons

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Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch kick out the laid-back jams

Add Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch to the conversation when talking up the quality roster of local Americana/alt-country acts within state lines.
Digging their roots
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 17, 2010

Fallen Angel screening + Kronos Quartet at the Merrill

Next week, an all-star cast of musicians pays tribute to Gram Parsons after a screening of Fallen Angel, a documentary about the late Byrd, and...
By webteam  |  October 27, 2010

Reelin’ ’n’ rockin’

Deer Tick singer John McCauley’s lived-in anthems harken back to the old-school traditions of Nashville, a boozy world of dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music.
Deer Tick runs the gamut
By ANDREA FELDMAN  |  February 06, 2008

Gram Parsons

These two discs go a long way toward supporting the notion that Parsons was a pivotal player in the rise of country rock.
Archives Vol. 1 | Amoeba
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 07, 2008

18 big hits

This year, the number of great albums increased twofold across all genres, from hip-hop to metal, from swing to punk.
Providence local music: 2007 in review
By BOB GULLA  |  December 18, 2007

Boxed and ready

The cream of the season’s CD/DVD crop
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 14, 2007


June tunes

Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007

Boston music news: May 25, 2007

Never count Buffalo Tom out.
Notes on Buffalo Tom, EarthFest, Mission of Burma, the Patrons, and more
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 21, 2007

The Byrds

The heart of the set is the familiar jangly folk-rock everyone associates with the Byrds — recordings that laid the groundwork for what’s come to be known as alt-country.
There Is a Season | Sony Legacy
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007

Turn the beat around

I do a lot of thinking about music. Coincidentally or not, I have a lot of friends who don’t, but get a kick out of the fact that I do.
The music biz ended up on its ear in 2006
By BOB GULLA  |  December 27, 2006

Missionary man

Parsons’s influence is pervasive, from the Stones to Elvis Costello, Uncle Tupelo, and Wilco.
The country-rock gospel of Gram Parsons
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 03, 2006


Get ’em while they’re hot!

I’ll admit, my country-music credentials are piss-poor, but the first time I heard the Patrons album All That Is Tied , I liked it because I thought it was good country music. The Patrons, "Didn't Love You Anyway (mp3)
The Patrons carry on Boston’s country-rock tradition
By JON GARELICK  |  August 01, 2006

Boston music news, February 3, 2006

The debut from Springfield metalcore quartet LIGEIA is due March 21 on Ferret.
Notes on Ligeia, Darkbuster, The Figgs, and more
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 31, 2006

Evan Dando and the Mooney Suzuki

Evan Dando is probably still trying to live down the last tour that brought him to town.
Only as old as they feel
By BRETT MILANO  |  January 24, 2006